The Eagles will take on the Cleveland Browns Thursday in their third and most important preseason game. Head coach Doug Pederson has said his starters will at least play through the first half, and that includes quarterback Nick Foles, who will start despite suffering a minor shoulder injury during last week's loss against the Patriots.
Here's what you need to know about Thursday's preseason game:
When: Thursday, Aug. 23
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Time: Kickoff is 8 p.m.
TV: FOX 29 (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink, Mike Pereira)
Simulcasts: FOX 43 (Harrisburg), FOX 56 (Scranton)
Radio: 94.1 WIP (Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin)
Spanish radio: La Mega, 105.7 FM (Rickie Ricardo, Gus Salazar).
Streaming: FutboTV, NFL GamePass (both require a subscription)
Mobile: Verizon Wireless subscribers can stream the game on their phones for free
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Eagles Pregame Live, hosted by Michael Barkann, will air live on NBC Sports Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Ed Rendell, the former Pennsylvania governor and Daily News columnist, will join the Barkann, Ray Didinger and former Eagles Seth Joyner and Barrett Brooks for Eagles Postgame Live following the game.
FOX 29 will air its own pregame show at 7:30 p.m., hosted by sports anchor Kristen Rodgers. Aikman, Garry Cobb and Eagles insider Dave Spadaro will also join the show live from the field in Cleveland.
For Eagles fans who miss the game live, the NFL Network will re-air the Eagles-Browns preseason game in its entirety Friday morning at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m.
• The Eagles are looking to figure out who will emerge as the team's nickel cornerback. Paul Domowitch thinks the favorite to win the job is Sidney Jones, the Eagles 2017 second-round draft pick who sat out all of last season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
• There's also a position battle for weak-side linebacker. According to Zach Berman, Nate Gerry and Kamu Grugier-Hill are the top contenders, and both should get significant playing time tonight.
• Darius Prince, the Arena Bowl MVP who signed with the Eagles on Aug. 18, is hoping to overcome the odds and make it onto the team's 53-man roster. "When you want something so bad, you have to sacrifice," he told my colleague DeArbea Walker.
• Browns head coach Hue Jackson is very excited about a squad that's gone 4-44 over the past three seasons. "Probably more excited than I've been the first two years because I truly believe that winning is in this group," Jackson told reporters Wednesday.
• There's optimism in Vegas as well. According to ESPN, there are more bets on the Browns to win the AFC North than the Bengals, Steelers, and Ravens combined. For the record, the last time the Browns won their division was 1989, when they still resided in the AFC Central.
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